Your travel guide to Ibiza
One of the most popular holiday and vacation destinations in the Mediterranean Sea is the Island of Ibiza situated off Spain’s Iberian Peninsula. Of all the Balearic Islands, Ibiza is the 3rd largest of the group. Needless to say, located in the Mediterranean Sea, there are numerous beaches (80) to be explored while visiting the island. Ibiza is well known for its spectacular summer beach parties. Here are a few recommendations for beaches to enjoy and explore while visiting the island.
Its friendly ambience makes is a popular destination for single travelers as well as vacationing families. It is also a favorite of some of Europe’s famous and wealthy individuals. Cala Jondal is situated in a very secluded bay on the island which makes it such a popular destination. Additionally, you will find bars and restaurants decorated with spectacular décor and rich in atmosphere.
Known for its extremely blue, clear waters and fine white sands, the beach offers some privacy because of its isolated stretches of shoreline. During the peak tourist season, Cala Benirras can get extremely crowded with tourists.
One of Ibiza’s most splendid beaches, it is a favorite of the summer party crowd. Be aware that some tourists prefer this beach for nude sunbathing although it is not recognized officially as a beach for the nudist crowd.
Surrounded by some very impressive cliffs, you will only find a few houses and restaurants dotting the landscape of this beach. Water bikes are available for rent so that you can explore the beautiful shoreline and find one of the many deserted and tiny beaches that exist here.
Described as the coolest beach on Ibiza, its beautifully broad, extended shoreline features 5 different beach bars, all with their own special musical venues. If you want to be with more of the party crowd, venture to the eastern side of the beach. However, this beach features one of the most spectacular views of the sea.
Playa Des Cavallet
Situated on the south side of the island, this is the official nudist beach in Ibiza so it is not a recommended venue for families with children. Long white strips of sandy shoreline and a wide array of sand dunes are what this beach is most noted for. By far, it is one of the most beautiful of the island’s 80 beaches.
Playa de Ses Figueretes
This beach attracts a large portion of the tourist crowd because of the numerous buildings that you can find there. The beach is packed with dozens of small bars and restaurants resulting in the size of the tourist crowd that it attracts. If you can handle being among hundreds of locals and tourists, this beach is a must-see while you are staying on the island.
The island of Ibiza is a Spanish territory located in the Mediterranean Sea, and it is one of the most popular beach vacations destinations in all of Europe. The appeal of visiting Ibiza is having access to the long sandy shorelines and being within walking distance of amazing nightlife. Travelers who are in the mood to relax, unwind and bask in the sunshine will definitely want to seek out one of the Ibiza beach hotels offering accommodation just steps from the water.
Beach Attractions in Ibiza
While Ibiza is home to a charming old town and several local markets, there is no doubt that the main attraction is the beach itself. Guests staying at one of the island's beach hotels in Ibiza will be able to walk along the white sandy shoreline, go snorkeling, take surfing lessons, charter a private boat or even take up scuba-diving to spot the underwater wildlife. If you choose the right hotel, this can all be done minutes from your accommodation.
Beach Locations and Transport
The major resort area on Ibiza is the town of San Antonio, which is home to more than 100 hotels and even more bars. This is often the preferred area for those who want to be within walking distance of most activities. For a quieter feel, coastal areas like Playa D'en Bossa are more laid-back and less crowded. Walking to and from your hotel in Ibiza gives you a chance to enjoy the scenery, but buses and taxis are also available.
Local Hotel Tips
If you want to stay in a top-notch beach Ibiza hotel without paying a fortune, skip peak season and make plans to visit the island in May or October, which offer great weather without high prices. Also remember that there are more than 90 beaches in Ibiza, so don't leave without exploring the island and visiting more than just the stretch of sand directly in front of your hotel, no matter how nice of a beach it might be.